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Big Fish
Big Fish

Big Fish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebigfishrestaurant.com
  • Email: bigfishlittleriver@gmail.com
  • Phone: (305) 373-1770
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Yes
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking
A word from Big Fish
Culinary visionary Big Fish. has created a restaurant that adds a twist to dining out. By combining casual dining with fun dining, Big Fish Restaurant makes each meal an experience, fulfilling the senses with enticing fragrances, delicious food and excellent presentations. Cuisine is Italian and the primary chef focus is on the seafood. Big Fish Restaurant is the perfect dining experience for seafood lovers. Located on the Biscayne river, away from the noise boulevard, the Big Fish Restaurant features a romantic,trendy dining room rich with subtle details and a beautiful patio ideal for alfresco dining.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is situated by the river, which is very nice, and scenic. The food is prepared very well and is very good, providing they have what you choose from the menu available."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was horrendous - waited well over an hour on our food, which arrived cold, sat for 20+ minutes between drinks. Food is mediocre - not as good as even a low-priced chain restaurant. And, prices are high and they didn't have the wine we wanted to order from the menu. They did give us a slight discount when they asked if we wanted our barely touched meals boxed up, and we replied no they weren't good but mgmt also tried to argue that we had said they were good when they arrived (sure we nodded during our first bite just happy food had arrived). This restaurant is convenient for us, so we really wanted to like it. We won't be returning again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not a stellar experience. Was hesitant to begin with based on other reviews on YELP and elsewhere. Took the chance---gambled and lost. Food was okay and things started out alright but then at one point were completely abandoned for 10-15 minutes. Totally disorganized. Don't think I'll be going back any time soon. What will they do in Summer--most of tables are outdoors--going to hold sweating contests?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The new owners did a great job remodeling and updating the place Cleaned up well. Good food and good service. Would go back"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Amazing makeover from its earlier days as an Indian restaurant. Beautifully done outdoor area. The food was really very good. One of us loved the lobster salad--a real salad, not a mayonnaise concoction. The veal in lemon sauce was absolutely wonderful. Very nice fried potato chunks, instead of strips. We rate the food a high "very good," close to excellent. The bartending needs some work. A peach martini was truly unpleasant--undrinkable, and a chambord-and pineapple martini was just OK--with a huge cherry taking up much of the glass. Mojitos were much better. A request to turn down the music was instantly honored (why do restaurants think we need music when we want to talk?) Nice complimentary tiramisu from the manager."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The dining experience was delightful. The food was excellent and priced fairly. I had been to this location over 20 years ago, and the renovations were just remarkable. The service was spot on, and I would highly recommend BIG FISH to anyone interested in a great night our for dinner......."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Although I read some negative comments about Big Fish I decided to take a chance and go anyway and I'm very happy that my wife and I did. We sat outside on the deck which was very relaxing (Great outdoor Dinning) staff and service very good , we enjoyed our meal and wine and will return again. Wine list needs some Merlot other then that we were very satisty."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Normally this is a great venue and has a great selection of fresh fish and sea food, but the management needs to be on top of running the place propertly We booked a table for the Sunday evening, and when we arrived we ordered some wine, which we were then told they did not have, so we chose another wine, and again this was not available, but our 3rd choice they had. We then went to order some fish and sea food, and were told that unfortunately due to Friday being Valantines Day, they did not have any lobster or sea food and only had Sea Bass as a fish option."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "went there with 2 other couples, wine good but very pricey, food was fine, nothing outstanding, service was fine, waited a while for second bottle of wine, otherwise the venue was wonderful, sat outside on a canal, just sitting there and sipping wine would have been wonderful by itself. not in a hurry to return, but if they improve the food, would hurry to return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Although the atmosphere for the space was great, I can't remember going to a place with such bad service and such mediocore food in Miami since before the recession. Ordered a mixed seafood grill for $60 and more than half of it contained overcooked Tilapia. I would rate the Branzino at a B-, while the pasta with lobster a "C". Must have asked for oil and vinegar at least 5 times over 20 minutes. We wanted desert but after trying to get the attention of the waiter for 15 minutes, when we did we ended up asking for the check. At least the service charge wasn't included."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "While looking for valentines reservations I was thrilled to see big fish back in business albeit a new location. My wife and myself loved the prior big fish on the Miami river and were saddened when it shuttered over a year ago. You couldn't beat it for atmosphere The new location on ne78 th did not disappoint as the patio overlooked a canal and pretty much felt like the old digs but even more intimate. The atmosphere romantic and perfect for valentines day. The food and service were very good as well. I would say on par or better with big fish of old. It made for a fun evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our first visit to the New Big Fish, and very impressed. Service was very attentive and our waitress was very helpful with the food and wine choices. Great to have fresh fish on offer and the pasta was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "One of the best places in Miami hands down! Excellent food, wonderful ambience, superb music (this night thanks to Umber...). Will come back many, many times for sure!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Awesome romantic gem in miami. when we drove up we were not so sure with a taco bell across the street but they have great outside seating with nice lighting and perfect live music on sat nite when we were there on a sat nite. The grilled seafood and veg for 2 was awesome for a gluten free meal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "As we were leaving we saw an area being set up for Live Music, but unfortunately we could not stay. We loved this place when It was off if Brickell and were happy to find it again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014